Posts by Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

September 27, 2022

Women in Iran are Cutting Their Hair and Burning Hijabs in Protest Against Oppression

Across Iran, women are leading the charge in massive protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini. Morality police, who enforce the proper use of hijabs in public, arrested the 22-year-old in Tehran on September 16, 2022. Not long after she was taken into custody, she was dead. Now, women throughout the country are taking to the streets, burning their hijabs, and cutting their hair in protest.

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September 25, 2022

40 Creative Gifts for Anyone Who Absolutely Loves Science

There's something magical about every branch of science, whether it's exploring outer space or understanding what makes our brains tick. And if you are seeking out clever science gifts for the biologist, chemist, or physicist in your life, there's no shortage of clever products that will show off their love of science. Some items, like clever chemistry Crayon labels or periodic table blocks, have an educational twist.

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September 24, 2022

Photographer Uses UV Light To Create Otherworldly Glowing Landscapes on Earth

Photographer Cody Cobb reveals the hidden luminescence of the American West in his intriguing photo series Spectral. Over time, Cobb discovered that certain minerals and organic materials emit a glow when exposed to UV light, and this knowledge has formed the basis for the images. Using UV light and long exposure photography, Cobb uncovers a different side to familiar landscapes.

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September 22, 2022

These Funny Animal Photos Are the Winners of the 2022 Comedy Pet Photography Awards

Anyone who owns a pet knows how funny animals can be. And the winners of the 2022 Comedy Pet Photography Awards did an incredible job capturing the quirky side of their pets. Over 2,000 images were entered into the contest, with Japanese photographer Kenichi Morinaga taking home the win for his photo of two cats nuzzling each other on a fence. Morinaga, whose image also won the Cat Category, loves photographing street cats.

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